Cricket stars take on amateurs for charity

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TOP international cricket stars will line up against Sheffield’s most enthusiast amateurs for a special match in support of St Luke’s Hospice tomorrow.

The Lashings World XI is a team of cricket legends who tour the world playing for good causes.

The Lashings team will be at Sheffield’s Abbeydale Sports Club for a fixture against the city’s Crab CC, the team that plays in memory of keen sportsman and St Luke’s Hospice patient Tom Collins.

Enthusiastic cricketer Tom was a founder of the Meersbrook Meerkats and member of the De La Salle Old Boys Cricket Club, where team-mates nicknamed him The Crab because of his unique style of batting.

Included in the Lashings team will be such sporting greats as Ed Giddins, James Marshall, Henry Olonga, Wasim Jaffer, Chris Harris, Mohammad Akram, Devon Malcolm, Saqlain Mushtaq, Shaun Udal, Ian Butler and Mark Ealham.

The Lashings Crab CC day, with commentary by Henry Blofeld, will include the opportunity for guests not only to enjoy the match but also to meet the stars over a three-course lunch with entertainment and participate in a charity auction.

Prizes include a luxury holiday and sporting memorabilia.

n Corporate lunch tables for 10 cost £550 or £700 for a limited number of premier tables. To enjoy just the cricket, prices on the gate will be £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. Call 07735 592 199.